Your community on your visitors' home screens
The XenForo app can be installed straight from your visitors' browser with a simple 'Install the app' button.1
No need to visit an app store or reauthenticate.
Once installed, your own community icon will appear as an app on your visitors' device home screen.
Your visitors can access your community with a single click, without having to worry about remembering URLs or setting bookmarks.
The app shows a representation of your community using responsive design, so all theming and branding efforts you have made will be beautifully reflected in the app view.
On devices that display a splash screen, your site branding is used to automatically generate a suitable splash screen with your logo and colors.
Where supported, XenForo will respond to native touch gestures such as pull-to-refresh and OS-level back-button operation.
If your visitor's network connection fails, the app presents a friendly, site-branded message informing them that they have lost connection rather than a confusing network error.
Of course, these features are not limited to just mobile devices.
Desktop browsers on Windows, macOS and Linux support the PWA standard, so your community app icon can live in the Start Menu, the Dock or wherever is convenient for each user.
Push notifications, offline mode and all the other goodies are at your finger tips.
- Mobile device installation compatibility is currently limited to Android devices.
- Push notifications are currently unavailable on iOS and macOS Safari.
- Full functionality for iOS devices is pending implementation of the full PWA standard by Apple, Inc.
- Push notifications for iOS may debut with iOS 15.4.